Women’s Equality Day

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To help observe Women' s Equality Day,See how much you know about the history of women 's suffrage and some women' s political history in the United States and around the world.

  
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  • 1. 
    August 26th is celebrated as Women's Equality Day to commemorate...
    • A. 

      The work women did during the Second World War

    • B. 

      The anniversary of women winning the right to vote

    • C. 

      The flappers of the 1920's

    • D. 

      The contemporary women's rights movement


  • 2. 
    Who was the first woman on U.S. soil to publicly demand the vote?           
    • A. 

      Mary Wollstonecraft, author of Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    • B. 

      Margaret Brent, a southern landowner

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a northern abolitionist


  • 3. 
    In what year did women in the United States win the right to vote?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1848

    • C. 

      1920


  • 4. 
    Who said "Failure is Impossible"?                     
    • A. 

      Amelia Earhart

    • B. 

      Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    • C. 

      Susan B Anthony

    • D. 

      Phillis Schlafly


  • 5. 
    How many years did it take for women to win the right to vote in the United States?
    • A. 

      72 years

    • B. 

      120 years

    • C. 

      20 years

    • D. 

      51 years


  • 6. 
    What was the name given to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which guaranteed women's right to vote in the United States.
    • A. 

      Abigail Adams Amendment

    • B. 

      Sojourner Truth Amendment

    • C. 

      Susan B. Anthony Amendment

    • D. 

      Gloria Steinem Amendment


  • 7. 
    Which constitutional amendment granted U.S. women suffrage?    
    • A. 

      The Fifteenth Amendment

    • B. 

      The Nineteenth Amendment

    • C. 

      The Twenty-sixth Amendment


  • 8. 
    Women who worked for women's right to vote were called
    • A. 

      Radical

    • B. 

      Immoral

    • C. 

      Suffragist

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 9. 
    The term suffragist is derived from
    • A. 

      One who suffers

    • B. 

      A voting tablet in ancient times

    • C. 

      The Constitution

    • D. 

      The Bill of Rights


  • 10. 
    What was the first country that granted women the right to vote?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      New Zealand

    • D. 

      United Kingdom


  • 11. 
    Who is the highest ranking elected woman in U.S. history?
    • A. 

      Condoleezza Rice

    • B. 

      Hillary Clinton

    • C. 

      Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    • D. 

      Nancy Pelosi


  • 12. 
    Who was the first woman seated on the U.S. Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      Margaret Sanger

    • B. 

      Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    • C. 

      Sandra Day O'Connor

    • D. 

      Judy Sheindlin ("Judge Judy")


  • 13. 
    Who was the first woman to run for the U.S. House of Representatives, even though she was not even eligible to vote?
    • A. 

      Martha Hughes Cannon

    • B. 

      Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    • C. 

      Deborah Sampson

    • D. 

      Betsy Ross


  • 14. 
    The first woman's rights convention in America was held in:
    • A. 

      Boston, MA

    • B. 

      Seneca Falls, NY

    • C. 

      Cheyenne, WY

    • D. 

      Jamestown, VA


  • 15. 
    In 1868, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton began publishing a newspaper. The slogan on the masthead said:
    • A. 

      "Failure is impossible."

    • B. 

      "A man of quality is not threatened by a woman of equality."

    • C. 

      "Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less."


  • 16. 
    The name of this newspaper published by Anthony and Stanton was:
    • A. 

      The Revolution

    • B. 

      The Lily

    • C. 

      Ms. Magazine

    • D. 

      Woman's Journal


  • 17. 
    The Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage is identified mostly with which woman suffrage activist?
    • A. 

      Alice Paul

    • B. 

      Carrie Chapman Catt

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Blackwell

    • D. 

      Jeannette Rankin


  • 18. 
    Who was the first woman elected to the United States Senate?
    • A. 

      Hattie Wyatt Caraway (1931)

    • B. 

      Shirley Chisholm (1918)

    • C. 

      Rebecca Latimer Felton (1822)

    • D. 

      Jeannette Rankin (1917)


  • 19. 
    The First State where women could vote in the national election was:
    • A. 

      Massachusetts

    • B. 

      Oregon

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      Wyoming


  • 20. 
    Who was the first woman to run for President?
    • A. 

      Sonia Johnson

    • B. 

      Belva Ann Lockwood

    • C. 

      Victoria Woodhull

    • D. 

      Linda Jenness


  • 21. 
    Jeanette Rankin was the first woman elected to what?
    • A. 

      US Congress

    • B. 

      Major

    • C. 

      Supreme Court Judge

    • D. 

      Governor


  • 22. 
    Who was the first woman to be U.S. Secretary of State?
    • A. 

      Elizabeth Dole

    • B. 

      Condoleezza Rice

    • C. 

      Carol Moseley Braun

    • D. 

      Madeline Albright


  • 23. 
    In 1963 the Business and Professional Women (BPW) group watched as President Kennedy signed this into law?
    • A. 

      Title IX

    • B. 

      Civil Rights Act

    • C. 

      Equal Pay Act

    • D. 

      Equal Employment Opportunity Act


  • 24. 
    When did Congress expanded Women's History Week to a whole month?
    • A. 

      1987

    • B. 

      1911

    • C. 

      1946

    • D. 

      1979


  • 25. 
    Who was the first woman to serve as Attorney General?
    • A. 

      Hillary Clinton

    • B. 

      Condoleezza Rice

    • C. 

      Carol Moseley Braun

    • D. 

      Janet Reno


  • 26. 
    As one of the first leaders for women's rights, who was the first woman pictured on a US coin in circulation?
    • A. 

      Lucy Stone

    • B. 

      Harriet Tubman

    • C. 

      Susan B Anthony

    • D. 

      Matilda Gage


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